Has this ever happened to you? You launched out in obedience to God, gave the best of your gift, and poured out your heart; then, someone criticized you, or questioned your priorities. There was no kindness in it, and you knew that comment was wrongly motivated. Still, it hurt; and it may even have caused you to step back for a while. But God, who called you, sees your heart, He celebrates your gift, and He is turning that criticism into an opportunity for His glory.
This is Mary's personal offering to Jesus, and the sacrificial gift she brings to the table. John writes, "...Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil" (John 12:3 NKJV)... (more)
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This past month, the Lord spoke to me as we were nearing Mother's Day. I had been watching, with a discerning eye, the attacks that the enemy had been waging against women and children, as well as the function and identity of men and women. The enemy's tactic is to destroy the Kingdom partnership between men and women by bringing confusion to their functions. As I was praying about this, God spoke to me and said, "I am raising up matriarchs that will bring alignment to the Body of Christ in this hour."
The Matriarch Mantle
Throughout history, the enemy has worked overtime to put women and mothers in a box. In cultures around the world, women have been oppressed, held back and hindered; it is still that way in some countries and cultures. Let me tell you why that is... (more)
- Anita Alexander: "Don't Take the Bait! Choose the Better Way"
Anita Alexander (May 26, 2022)
- Helen Calder: "God's Favor Is Greater Than Any Criticism"
Helen Calder (May 25, 2022)
- Amy Shamp: "God Is Anointing His Matriarchs in This Hour!"
Amy Shamp (May 24, 2022)
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